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2019 Sep

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg



“Sinus Headache”: Diagnosis and Dilemma?? An Analytical and Prospective Study.


Maurya A, Qureshi S, Jadia S, Maurya M
Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Sep; 71(3):367-370.
PMID: 31559205.


To evaluate the type, location, severity of headache and their relation to various nasal and sinus related pathological conditions. All the patients presenting with acute and chronic sinus and nasal infections along with headache were included in the study. The diagnostic confirmation was done with clinical along with radiological and endoscopic evaluation. Various parameters categorized accordingly. Chronic rhinosinusitis/chronic recurrent rhinosinusitis are the most common nasal condition seen in oto-rhino-laryngology OPD which has enormous economic burden and significant morbidity on general population. The headache is the commonest associated symptom which is needed to be given attention. The location, variation, pattern of the headache can guide us towards the correct diagnosis.